As part of a bonding exercize at Andrew’s office they went on a hike at the Viru Raba (Viru Bog) in Lahemaa rahvuspark (Lahemaa National Park). Only a few of Andrew’s coworkers went so they graciously allowed me to tag along with them. I’m so happy that I did because the park and bog are absolutely beautiful. Continue reading Viru Raba (Viru Bog)
Having recently been in Germany, I can tell you that transit in the US in every city really pales in comparison to German transit and I can say pretty affirmatively, compared to Tallinn transit, most of the US transit system is quite sad in comparison. It’s not just that our house is located in between three bus stops and very close to a tram stop as well, it’s that the buses always come on time (+/- 2 minutes, they wait if they’re early though) and transportation here runs basically constantly on 15 minute or less cycles going to most of the places I want to go. The whole model runs on the hub and spoke so you can take a tram to a bus transfer or vice versa easily. Oh, and did I mention that it’s free? Continue reading My BFF, the 4 Tram, Or I Love Tallinn Transit
With its towers and spires peaking out from over the walls, Tallinn’s Old Town is not only a tourist trap or a UNESCO World Heritage Site but also a bustling mini-city inside of a large stone wall, parts of which are still intact for over 600 years. Probably the majority of tourists coming through Tallinn are there solely for the Old City but actually it contains the President’s House, the Parliament, Estonian Parliament, and a lot of houses and businesses for the locals as well.
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